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UN Climate Change Conference

Environment ministers and officials met at the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, France. The 12-day UN conference took place from 30 November to 11 December 2015 and targeted to achieve a binding and universal agreement on climate - applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. The organizers expected a total of 40,000 participants (delegates representing each country, observers, and civil society members) which made it the largest diplomatic event ever hosted by France and one of the largest climate conferences ever organized.


The talks were the latest in an annual series of UN meetings that have their seeds in the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, which aimed at coordinating international action against climate change.


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